Inside the Hornet's Head An Anthology of Jewish American

  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Inside the Hornet's Head An Anthology of Jewish American Writing
  • Jerome Charyn
  • English
  • 04 November 2014
  • 9781560257400

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Inside the Hornet's Head An Anthology of Jewish American Writing When compiler Jerome Charyn first read Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March a world of letters opened up to him It was his first exposure to the full potential of language rendered breathlessly In those pages he felt the terror and delight and buzz and ceaseless clatter of the inside of a hornet's head Here he shares with us nineteen stories including one from Augie March that evoke similar feelings of passion and pain and joy Selected from some of America's most celebrated Jewish writers as well as a few lesser known ones Inside the Hornet's Head is a moving daring appealing and indispensable work

About the Author: Jerome Charyn

Michael Chabon calls him one of the most important writers in American literature New York Newsday hailed Charyn as a contemporary American Balzac and the Los Angeles Times described him as absolutely uniue among American writersSince the 1964 release of Charyn's first novel Once Upon a Droshky he has published thirty novels three memoirs eight graphic novels two books about film short stories plays and works of non fiction Two of his memoirs were named New York Times Book of the YearCharyn has been a finalist for the PENFaulkner Award for Fiction He received the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was named Commander of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture Charyn is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at the American University of ParisIn addition to writing and teaching Charyn is a tournament table tennis player once ranked in the top ten percent of players in France Noted novelist